With Michael Phelps swimming the anchor leg, the United States won gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. France won silver with China taking bronze. This is the 19th medal of Phelps' career, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
"I started smiling with about 20 meters to go," Phelps said after the win, via Nicole Auerback of USA Today. "That's the first time I've ever done that."
Handed a sizable lead for the anchor of the 4x200, Phelps had the luxury of enjoying the trip. Coming off disappointing results in the 4x100-meter relay and the 200-meter freestyle, Ryan Lochte delivered a powerful performance in the first leg, handing Conor Dwyer a lead. Although the gap was closed on Dwyer, he built it back up before Ricky Berens hit the water. The lead continued to grow and Phelps never let the competitors get close.
So the won gold again! Winning seems to have become their habit. They have won 16th matches in a row in Olympic winning their third Olympic gold medal in as many Olympic games. Their exploits in Olympics began in the year 2004 when they defeated Brazilian beach volleyball team in Athens Olympic. The second win came in Beijing when they again won the medal by defeating Chinese opponents. When they won the Beijing gold they created history for being the first team in the sport to win two gold medals in a row. With the third gold medal in their kitty, it will be rather very tough for any team to equal or beat them.Ms Walsh Jennings also revealed to Allure that usually, their bikini tops are padded.
Explaining that while her partner Ms May-Treanorher has never had issues with her chest size, she has contemplated breast implants and currently feels '60-40 against it.' We hope she doesn't! She's great as is.
The duo works out together six days a week.
They are also Yoga enthusiasts. About her work-outs Misty May-Treanor says, “You’d be surprised. I think people think we do a tremendous amount of exercises that are completely different from what the general population can do. It’s not true. I think athletes in general have to be a little more disciplined and get our work in. I take Pilates. Yoga is important. I have tended to go back to Olympic-style lifting. Cleans and squats for me are important”.
While talking to New York Times as to how she prepares herself to such gruelling workout she says, “My legs have got to be strong. I’m getting served every ball, but I’m on the shorter side, so I have to make sure I can jump with the tall girls. Legs have to be strong, because I’m running in the sand. Keeping shoulders strong and keeping core strong is very important. We are up in the air a lot, and we have to be able to control our body”.
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